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55 Tons of Trash Removed During Great Sierra River Cleanup

Posted: 10/8/2014

A Group of Four Kayakers on the Beach, With Boats, Paddles, and Sacks of Junk Cleared from the Lake
Photo courtesy of Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

AUBURN, CA (MPG) - An eager and willing 4,460 volunteers showed up to participate in the sixth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. Preliminary results reveal that an impressive 55 tons of bottles, cans, appliances, car parts, and other debris were pulled from California’s drought-stricken waterways during the event. The Great Sierra River Cleanup is sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) in partnership with nearly 60 community organizations at over 100 sites throughout the Sierra Nevada. (A full list of sites and participating organizations can be found on the SNC Web site: www.sierranevada.ca.gov.)

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Sierra Business Council Announces Launch of Development Center

Posted: 10/8/2014

PLACER COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Opportunity, innovation, prosperity and sustainability; these core elements of Sierra Business Council’s mission provide the foundation for a new Northeastern Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) host site. Sierra Business Council recently received a Notification of Award to serve as the region’s SBDC and is excited to begin operations October 1, 2014 and celebrate the launch during SBC’s twentieth anniversary conference, “Peak Innovation: The Next 20 Years,” happening Oct. 8-10 at Granlibakken in Tahoe City.

As an SBDC host site, Sierra Business Council will offer free one-on-one business advisory services such as strategic planning, marketing, operations, cash flow planning and feasibility analysis. In addition, free workshops and classes will be offered in a variety of topics including Lean Start Up, business model generation, energy efficiency and social media strategies. SBC will also provide counseling and access to capital advisory services for start-up, small business expansion and entrepreneurial ventures. SBC is actively developing a regional network that will facilitate access to capital and business loans for small to medium sized businesses.

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High Street Restoration Update

Posted: 10/8/2014

AUBURN, CA (MPG) - Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) has completed replacement of two old waterlines in High Street between the Gold Country Fairgrounds entrance and Pleasant Avenue. Previous breaks on these lines caused damage to the street, curbs, gutters and sidewalks in the area.

PCWA has contracted with Simpson and Simpson Construction to remove and replace the curb, gutter, driveway approaches, sidewalks, and pavement in the water damaged portion of the street. Work is scheduled to begin September 29 and completed in early November. The working hours for the project will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking will be restricted during construction. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic control measures will be in effect to divert traffic away from the work area. Two-way traffic through the project site will remain open throughout the project, but delays should be expected.

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Join the Sierra River Cleanup

Posted: 9/17/2014

Volunteers in Canoes and Floation Vests Haul Amazing Junk out of the River
Community groups across the 22-county Sierra Nevada Region will remove appliances, beverage cans, baby diapers, tires, furniture, shopping carts, and plastic items from the rivers and streams that supply more than 60 percent of California’s water. California’s water future has been a major topic of discussion for many California leaders this year, and sixteen members of the state Legislature have signed on as co-chairs of the Great Sierra River Cleanup to demonstrate their support for clean water.
Photo courtesy of Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

AUBURN, CA (MPG) - Low water levels due to the drought won’t stop an estimated 4,000 volunteers from heading out on Saturday, September 20th, to clean up Sierra rivers, lakes, and streams as part of the sixth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC).

Community groups across the 22-county Sierra Nevada Region will remove appliances, beverage cans, baby diapers, tires, furniture, shopping carts, and plastic items from the rivers and streams that supply more than 60 percent of California’s water. California’s water future has been a major topic of discussion for many California leaders this year, and sixteen members of the state Legislature have signed on as co-chairs of the Great Sierra River Cleanup to demonstrate their support for clean water.

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BMX Racers Pedal Through a High Banked Corner
Photo courtesy Placer Valley Tourism

BMXers Race to Placer

Riders compete for spot in Race of Champions

Posted: 9/17/2014

PLACER COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The USA BMX Northern California State Finals are coming to Oak Creek BMX again for 2014. Oak Creek BMX has a long history of hosting the event because of its ability to gain more points than other tracks in the area, and they have been awarded the rights every year except three since 1985.

The races will take place from September 19-21. Last year there was an impressive 600 entries, and it looks as if that number will increase this year. The participants come from all over Northern California. There will be many different age groups for both boys and girls. Depending on the age group and skill class, each rider will have 3 to 5 races until the championships. The age range for the riders can range anywhere from one and a half years to 70. The winning riders from this competition will compete in The Race of Champions at the Grand Nationals on Thanksgiving, the largest race in the world hosted in Oklahoma City.

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Seniors Discuss Important Matters with a Consultant

The Problem is Not the Price

By Sally C. Pipes
Posted: 9/3/2014

Is $84,000 too much to pay to save a life? That’s a question worth asking now that the insurance industry has declared war on what it has deemed outrageous prices for new specialty drugs.

In this case, the complaints focus on Sovaldi, a breakthrough treatment that gives three million people suffering from hepatitis C hope for a cure. That cure isn’t cheap. Each of the 84 pills needed to complete a course of treatment costs $1,000.

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Raley’s Supermarket Settles Civil Environmental Case

Special Report
District Attorney’s Office
Posted: 9/3/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - District Attorney Jan Scully joins 25 other California district attorneys in announcing that West Sacramento-based Raley’s supermarket was ordered to pay $1,599,000 in civil penalties, costs and supplemental environmental projects, as part of the settlement of a civil enforcement prosecution, which includes a final judgment and permanent injunction. Raley’s cooperated with the prosecution team throughout the investigation into their unlawful practices.

The judgment is the culmination of a civil enforcement lawsuit filed in San Joaquin County to stop the supermarket chain from unlawfully transporting and disposing of retail hazardous waste. The lawsuit claimed that more than 130 Raley’s supermarket stores improperly stored, handled, and disposed of hazardous waste and pharmaceutical waste products into company trash bins. Instead of being sent to authorized disposal sites, hazardous wastes and contaminated materials were being unlawfully transported to area landfills. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Raley’s failed to take sufficient steps to preserve the confidentiality of their pharmacy customers’ information.

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You Won’t Believe Your Skies!

The California Capital Airshow

Posted: 8/20/2014


Kaiser Permanente Awards More than $360,000 to Nonprofit Organizations Serving Placer County

Posted: 8/20/2014


Race Day Fun in the Pits at All American Speedway

By Linda Harper
Posted: 8/6/2014


Walmart Hiring Again

Posted: 8/6/2014


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